Sometimes, all a person really needs is another person to listen and accept them.
Remember how you felt when you were at the lowest point in your life?? Exhausted, hopeless and maybe even worthless, like dust floating around in the street…. untethered to anything sane or concrete.
Most of us find ways to snap out of this state of mind and feel better. For others it may be more difficult. It may take more time. Why??
We are all unique. Two people may suffer from similar issues but they can still be different when it comes to how they deal with those issues.
Sometimes all a person really needs is another person to listen and accept them.
A mistake I see that gets made all the time by those of us who are trying to be helpful is to expect what has worked for us to work for other people, too. We may even get annoyed that other people aren’t following our brilliant and “expert” advice.
All we can really do is make our most well-intentioned suggestions and then hope for the best. That’s it. No one likes to be forced to do anything they don’t want to do and the way we go about solving a problem will be tainted by a myriad of life experiences, both good and bad.
And remember, sometimes all a person really needs is another person to listen and accept them.